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Posted: 10/3/2011 5:14:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 5:15:57 AM EST by Makarov92]
Based off what you think is a good commander. Name some them that you think are the best.

ETA:


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[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 5:20:01 AM EST by hardcorps1775]
Alexander the Great
Oda Nobunaga
Stonewall Jackson
John Singleton Mosby
James Mattis
Chesty Puller
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Dick Winters, RIP

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0bama the Mighty
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Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion
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George Washington! In War & Peace!
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David Hackworth.
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William T. Sherman and Curtis Lemay.
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Colin Powell
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Mosby.
Daniel Morgan.
Themistocles.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 5:27:34 AM EST
Ok, I will be one of the first to say it:

Adolph Hitler

The guy almost took over the entire world. Had he made a few different decisions, he may have done so.




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Nathan Bedford Forrest
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Link Posted: 10/3/2011 5:28:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By limaxray:
William T. Sherman and Curtis Lemay.



+ 87
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 5:29:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By squirrelslayer1:
Ok, I will be one of the first to say it:

Adolph Hitler

The guy almost took over the entire world. Had he made a few different decisions, he may have done so.






He wasn't a military commander.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 5:30:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Originally Posted By squirrelslayer1:
Ok, I will be one of the first to say it:

Adolph Hitler

The guy almost took over the entire world. Had he made a few different decisions, he may have done so.






He wasn't a military commander.


That didn't stop him from making himself one.
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Patton
Dick Winters
Rommel

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The really sad thing is that there are so many we will never know about....
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1. Patton
2. Dick Winters
3. Robert E. Lee
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Patton by far. Did more with less, regardless of conditions and never said he couldn't.
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Gustav Adolphus of Sweden
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Originally Posted By limaxray:
William T. Sherman and Curtis Lemay.


+1

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I'll go out on a limb and say George Marshall.


Not so much for direct command in battle, but for within 4 years turning a 3rd rate at best US Army into the most potent fighting force the world had ever seen.


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Genghis Khan
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What, no love for the Navy?






Acting on incorrect information, Zumwalt gave an order that may have ended up killing his own son, though he couldn't know that at the time. Tragic.


And of course-




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Originally Posted By Hawken50:
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Themistocles was in the Athenian navy.

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Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Originally Posted By Hawken50:
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Themistocles was in the Athenian navy.


ahhh, you went right over my head with that one. off to wikipedia!
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Nathan Bedford Forrest


Stonewall Jackson


Robert E. Lee

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N.B Forrest, great tactician with about a 2nd grade education level.
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Originally Posted By limaxray:
William T. Sherman and Curtis Lemay.


Yep.

Rommel did some pretty impressive shit as a junior officer back in WWI as well.
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[Last Edit: 10/3/2011 6:10:41 AM EST by ATLDiver]
To name a few....

Nathanial Greene



Joshua Chamberlain



John J. Pershing



Bill Halsey



Hal Moore



Allen West

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Hannibal Barca
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That's an impossible one but I am partial to Robert E. Lee.

And I'm a yankee!!
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Robin Olds


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Adolph Hitler

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Genghis Khan

and

William Tecumseh Sherman
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Alexander, Genghis Khan, Subedei, Napoleon, Cyrus the Great, Charlemagne.
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Originally Posted By frogwater:
Robin Olds

http://www.lucky-devils.net/Oldspic.jpg
I know I'll be in the minority on this one but...hell yeah!

Operation Bolo was genius in action.

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Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Originally Posted By squirrelslayer1:
Ok, I will be one of the first to say it:

Adolph Hitler

The guy almost took over the entire world. Had he made a few different decisions, he may have done so.






He wasn't a military commander.


True, but he would disagree with you though.
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Originally Posted By RDak:
That's an impossible one but I am partial to Robert E. Lee.

And I'm a yankee!!

This
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Robert Rogers (Rogers' Rangers)

Tecumseh

George Rogers Clark

Rochambeau (without whom, Washington would have gotten his ass kicked)
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Originally Posted By TUBBY:
Originally Posted By limaxray:
William T. Sherman and Curtis Lemay.


+1



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Julius Caesar
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Thomas J. Jackson

As one of his prisoner's said; "He ain't much to look at, but if he was our general we wouldn't be in this fix."
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Lee did a lot with not a lot to work with.

If the South had the guns and amount of people as the North, the CSA would still be around.
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Kahn pretty much overran everywhere he went.


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Originally Posted By MadMardigan:
Lee did a lot with not a lot to work with.

If the South had the guns and amount of people as the North, the CSA would still be around.
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Kahn pretty much overran everywhere he went.


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Too bad Lee didn't take up the offer. Some guy from South Africa offered him AKs.

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Small Unit commander:

COL Gregory Coddington

Old School:

Genghis Khan

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Ole Chesty.
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Heinz Guderian
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Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz
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Hannibal
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